Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.08/5 rDev -9.5%
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass, on a unusually warmer evening in Mid May.
Pours dark brown liquid with very large head. The head is light brown and thickened.
Smelled of chocolate, banana, darker malts, maybe some raison. Somewhat powerful.
Taste was VERY flavorful....Definitely chocolate/banana, although the raison was part of the smell, it was not part of the taste. The sweet finish reminded me of a dark chocolate covered cherrym and some sour apple. I didn't taste the alcohol at all.
Mouthfeel...well, definitely carbonated, but other than that very smooth. The alcohol is not as present compared to Trappist 8 (in my opinion)
Overall it was a very nice treat. I probably will not purchase again due to cost, but I'm glad I got it. I would consider it an after dinner desert drink.
05-19-2012 01:04:21 | More by righthereisay
4.95/5 rDev +9.8%
After trying several different quads over the last couple of weeks I have come to the conclusion that this might be the best of the bunch. It's a bit unfair to compare the other quads because I just had a 2006 bottle from Kulminator. Aging this beer only makes it better. The little bit of heat felt with a fresh bottle changes and all the sweet malt, toffee, caramel notes come out much more prominently. Wish I had it in me to drink another in one session but might be a bit too indulgent. Can't wait to drink another bottle soon.
05-15-2012 20:25:59 | More by rdespain
4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
Trappistes Rochefort 10
The beer pours a wonderful thick burgundy color, hues of dark browns but also ruby red when placed near the light. The head on this beer is insane, sits about a finger high but sticks around indefinitely and leaves behind some amazing lacing as well. The aromas are amazing, lots of the famed Belgian yeast, cloves, toffee, a bit of caramel, brown sugar, and finished with a big kick of dark fruits, fig, dates, plums and even a bit of cherry. The alcohol is definitely prevalent in the nose, but it doesn't detract from the beer, even with the heavily sweet aromas. The flavors follow suit very well and are just as complex, the yeast again kicks off the flavors, mild clove, some banana, candied sugar, lots of spice, perhaps cinnamon or allspice, some nutmeg flavors are notable as well. Dark fruits again take over the finish on this beer, plum and prune are big elements, hints of dates play with the spices and yeast so well and are balanced with some rich toffee, caramel and nougat flavors with faint alcohol at the end. The body is so rich and full, coats the mouth so well, goes down so smoothly, about as perfect as it gets.
Verdict: One of the classic quads, I like the Westvleteren 12 a bit better, but for a beer I can walk to the store any day of the week and grab for a great price, this can't be beaten. The flavors are wonderfully complex, each sip yields something new and the smoothness is just delightful, if you haven't had it yet, you are missing out!
05-15-2012 04:23:14 | More by kevanb
4.93/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a stemmed goblet glass.
Appearance: Pours a very deep and dark brown with some hints of amber and ruby red. Moderate amount of bubbles and a little bit of sediment. About two fingers of off white head which slowly recede to a thin creamy layer. Decent lacing on the glass.
Smell: A fairly sweet and robust smelling beer. Belgian yeast and clove with sweet caramel malts. Good hints of toffee, brown sugar, and some candied sugar. Big smell of dark fruits with good hints of rum soaked raisins, prunes, figs, dates, and grapes. Also some subtle hints of cinnamon, allspice, and coriander. Even a little chocolate and anise. A very complex aroma.
Taste: Tastes as complex and good as it smells. Belgian yeast and cloves along with some hints of cinnamon, allspice, coriander, and anise to add to the overall spice. Nice robust malt taste with notes of caramel, toffee, and a little hint of chocolate. Some brown sugar and candied sugar add to the sweetness. Big taste of complex dark fruits. Notes of raisins, figs, prunes, dates, and grapes. Dark fruits become more vibrant as the beer warms. A really great taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy. Nicely juicy and spicy. Somewhat prickly. Very drying in the mouth. Alcohol is noticeable but things still feel very smooth.
Overall: A truly world class authentic Belgian Quad. Great mix of fruits and spices. One of the best beers in the world.
05-13-2012 05:54:07 | More by MattyG85
4.83/5 rDev +7.1%
11.2oz bottle served in a st bernardus oversized wineglass.
pours a murky, deep mahogany tone; finger, finger and a half of creamy beige/off-white head with solid retention and nice walls of lacing; fair amount of sediment.
the nose is a big, rich bouquet of raisins, figs, belgian yeasts, caramel malts, brown sugar, and booze. smells deliciously complex.
more of the same pull through in the taste; a nice and very tasty balance between the dark fruits, caramel sweetness, belgian yeast, spices, and warming alcohol which ensues - relatively well hidden considering north of 11% ABV... as the beer warms, the flavors really emerge. utterly delicious.
i'd put the moutfeel at little above medium-bodied; a bit of chew to it, creamy with average carbonation and dangerously drinkable.
IMO, in the final analysis this is simply a world class beer. when i first began drinking quads i started on this guy, and then worked my way around a fair bit (westvleteren 12 still to go), sampling some great beer, but in the end nothing has come close. every time i return to rochefort 10 i'm reminded why it stands alone - hype or no, this is probably my favorite beer of all time. well done, monks of the brasserie de rochefort. well done.
originally reviewed on: 06-13-2010
05-09-2012 14:47:59 | More by BostonHops
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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